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Her BP increase at mid-night to around 140 levels.In daytime its ok.Doctor has advised BP medicines.Why BP increase at night??What to do??

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nocturnal bp

Some people have their highest bp in the evening after the day's activities, evening meal, salt and possible caffeine intake or even more stress and anxiety.
I don't think a bp of 140 itself warrants antihypertensive medication unless the diastolic level is over 80 or daytime bp is more than 140/80. Lifestyle modifications like salt restriction,weight loss if overweight,etc should be tried first.

In brief: Nocturnal bp

Some people have their highest bp in the evening after the day's activities, evening meal, salt and possible caffeine intake or even more stress and anxiety.
I don't think a bp of 140 itself warrants antihypertensive medication unless the diastolic level is over 80 or daytime bp is more than 140/80. Lifestyle modifications like salt restriction,weight loss if overweight,etc should be tried first.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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